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    Building Empathy & Addressing Racial Oppression


    Thursdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Continues through Oct. 4

    Three weekly workshops touch on topics such as white fragility and subconscious bias. at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. Northeast Kingdom (map). Free; preregister; limited space.

    Justice for All's 4th Birthday Party


    Fri., Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.

    Activists celebrate the Vermont-based racial justice nonprofit by boogying to the blues stylings of Dave Keller. at Sweet Melissa's in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free; nonperishable food items are accepted.

    Banana Industry Presentation


    Sat., Sept. 22, 2-3 p.m.

    When we buy bananas, are we supporting injustice? An educational discussion puts forth tangible action steps. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. for a PJC new volunteer orientation. at Peace & Justice Store in Burlington (map). Free.

    Veterans for Peace


    Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Those who have served their country attend a morning meeting to discuss conflict resolution. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Race Against Racism


    Sun., Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    A 5K run/walk leads to a rally featuring activists, artists, musicians and spoken word artists. Race, 11:30 a.m.; rally, noon. at Montpelier High School in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $5-15.

    Walk for All Animals

    Walk for All Animals


    Sat., Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Green Mountain Animal Defenders invites costumed pedestrians to take steps to support animal protection and rescue programs. Dogs are welcome. at Burlington City Hall in Burlington (map). Donations; preregister.

    Talking With Kids About Racism


    Tue., Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m.

    The second of a three-part facilitated discussion addresses the far-reaching effects of prejudice and white privilege. Attendance at all three sessions is required. at International Commons, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Champlain Valley Amnesty International Monthly Meeting


    Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Activists gather with the goal of advancing human rights. at Brownell Library in Essex Junction. Chittenden County (map). Free.
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